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  • Science & Technology Committee Report on Forensic Science (July 2013)

    Sep 11, 2013

    The Committee's New Report on Forensic Science was published at 00.01 on Thursday 25th July 2013. 

    The Report offers direct quotes from The Society’s written evidence in support of the need for the forensic community to have a meaningful register (or Roll) of expert forensic practitioners and witnesses.

    In addition the Report refers to The Society’s attempts to obtain the former Forensic Science Service’s database of scientific literature and papers. Dr. Priston, president of the forensic science society, stated that they have now resolved this position and will be able to provide access to the database information in the very near future.

  • Calculating the Emplyoment Advantages in the Freight and Logistics Sector

    Sep 11, 2013

    Advantages of Apprenticeships Evaluated for Job Providers and Would Be Employees

    In March (2013) Skills for Logistics launched a website dedicated to helping would be professionals in the freight and logistics sector evaluate the advantages of taking up an apprenticeship in their chosen profession, whilst employers can gauge the financial benefits of entering into an apprenticeship programme. The Skills Calculator is proving to be a resounding success and in just two months the website has already been visited by over 1500 individuals with 400 members joining the on-going discussions on the Skills Calculator’s LinkedIn page.

    The Skills Calculator is a free-to-use web tool that provides insights into the financial benefits of investing in workplace skills and career development across the UK Logistics industries. Employers can calculate their return on investment of hiring and training an individual on a Logistics Apprenticeship.

    The Skills Calculator works on a simple question and answer basis using the display screen and option buttons and, via a series of calculations, estimates a desired numerical value for its user. For employers the calculations will consider the many variable costs and benefits associated with employing an apprentice, such as; employee productivity, possible government funding, apprenticeship training costs and employee salary levels. Once all of the necessary information has been entered, the eventual outcome will provide the employer, at a glance, with an overall Return on Training Investment (RoTI) percentage value to estimate how good (or bad) any particular investment they are investigating could be.

    For individuals, the tool will allow them to investigate average salary estimates for all of the key job roles within the logistics sector, 150 such positions are featured, either to discover the average salary estimate for their current position or to investigate a job role that interests them. Individuals are asked to select from items such as: job function, including driving, storage & warehousing, supply chain operations and with career levels, from trainee and management roles, up to and including, director level. They can then select a job role from the list of occupational roles, before finally choosing their preferred work location and experience of working in their selected role. The final salary figure will incorporate all of the data to estimate their expected annual earnings.

    Support for the project has come from across the logistics and employment spectrum with institutions such as the Logistics Guild, Delivering your Future, Mercia College, Fetch!, Apprentice Supermarket and Inspire Education backing the programme. Michelle Tait, Marketing Executive, for the Institute of Supply Chain Management, commented:

    “The Skills Calculator is an effective way to demonstrate the long term benefit of investing in such courses. The new online tool is easy to use and provides both individuals and employers with an understanding of the importance of developing skills and knowledge in the workplace and the impact this can have on earning potential and income to the business.”

    You can check out the Skills Calculator HERE.

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  • NEBOSH and APS form new safety partnership

    Sep 11, 2013
    NEBOSH and the Association of Project Safety (APS) have announced a new partnership to promote competence in health, safety and risk management.

    The partnership was confirmed through the signing of a memorandum at the Safety and Health Expo in Birmingham with NEBOSH Chief Executive Teresa Budworth and APS Head of Membership and Practice Greg Brown. 

    Teresa Budworth commented “We are excited by the prospect of being able to encourage safer practice in project and risk management within the construction sector.” NEBOSH and APS are both committed to promoting competence within construction design and management.

    The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is established as a leading health and safety award for the construction industry, with over 12,000 successful candidates since 1989. 

    The Association for Project Safety (APS) is the largest multi-disciplinary 
    membership body in the UK for individuals and organisations involved in the design, planning and managing of construction.projects as defined in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 [CDM2007]. They are committed to shaping 
    and sharing best practice in construction health and safety.

    As part of the agreement NEBOSH construction qualifications will now be accepted by the APS for meeting its membership requirements. 

    The NEBOSH National and International Certificates in Construction Health and Safety meet the headline entrance criteria requirements for Construction Safety Associate membership (AaPS).

    In addition holders of either the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and either the NEBOSH National or International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety meet the headline entrance criteria requirements for Registered Construction Safety Practitioner (RMaPS). 

    For further information on APS membership please visit: 

    For further information about the NEBOSH National and International Certificates in Construction Health and Safety 

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  • New Ports & Shipping Management DIploma

    Sep 05, 2013

    CMI launch a new ports and shipping management diploma. It has been very well received by members of the ports and shipping community.  Applications are up 50% for this specialised sector. For more information about the course click on news section of the Irish Maritime Development Office. CLICK HERE for news relating to this course

  • Early Booking 100euro off - SPECIAL OFFER

    Aug 28, 2013
    CMI is offering a special 100euro off any booking made from today until noon Friday 5 September. Check out the special offer page.  This is a once off special offer.
  • Damien Downes, CMI lecturer talks up small Business - Sunday Business Post

    Jul 08, 2013

    According to yesterdays article in the Sunday Business Post, CMI Lecturer Damien Downes has something very significant to say about the small business in Ireland.  

    Damien who is a qualified accountant states that small businesses in Ireland are the key driver of the economy and provide local stimulus to the Irish economy. For a business to prosper it must demonstrate value in the marketplace.

    Where delivering value is key, gaining an understanding of a firms business model is also critical.  Damiens view is that ''Every business must recognise that their business model is not always sustainable. Every business goes through a four stage process and many need to review and be honest to where they are at in order to move forward.''

    Damiens supports his arguments with real case examples of how organisation have succeeded through strategic artnerships. For more info on his unique inisght into the fascinating world of start up and Irish small business , read yesterdays Business Post or attend one of his classes.  Sunday Business Post click here

    Damien Downes is a lecturer at CMI in their post gradate and graduate management programmes. These courses are a must for people wanting to take the next step to management in either a small, medium or large company or organisation,

  • CMI now accepting Bookings for October !!

    May 19, 2013

    CMI is now accepting online bookings for courses which will commence in September and October 2013.  Talk to us Today and find out how a CMI course can help you achieve your dreams and goals.  

  • CMI Part time Summer Night Courses - Start End of April 2013

    Mar 15, 2013
    CMI is offering a limited number of places across a range of courses starting at end of April 2013. What better way to invest in those long Summer evenings than take up a night course. There are a range of part time study options such as 10 week courses, 20 weeks course and 1 year part time courses.  Check out CMi full range of courses today ...
  • Get Your Career Moving into the NEW YEAR !!

    Dec 27, 2012

    CMI Part time Diploma night courses start FEB 2013 !!

    New Year is the most popular time to start a new part time night course and get a recognised qualification to kick start your career !!.

    Places are filling up quickly, and are limited .

    Applications can now be made online until Friday 18 January 2013.

    To secure your place, please complete the online form, and pay a €300 deposit online to secure your place.

    Our system is designed to automatically log your bookings by time and date order so you have preference over late bookings.

    Bookings made up until 18 January will take priority over late January bookings and will be 100% confirmed within 2 working days.

    On behalf of everyone at CMI, we wish you and your family a very happy New Year . ..

  • CMI looks forward to dealing with QQI

    Dec 27, 2012

    CMI is quality approved by FETAC and looks forward to dealing with the new Quality and Qualifications Authority (QQI)  to replace FETAC and HETAC.

    According to John O'Toole from CMI, 'As with all new organisations, it will take time for them to design and implement new policies and procedures which will ultimately effect the majority of public colleges and private providers in the Republic of Ireland'.

    The new Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, T.D. on Tuesday, 6th November 2012.

    QQI is headquartered at 26/27 Denzille Lane, Dublin 2 since Monday, 26th November.  For more details go to their website at, which provides helpful information about QQI and the services they will provide.